Randall Vickery shares expertise on broiler breeder male management for best fertility
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Global poultry genetics leader Aviagen® announced today that on Oct. 24 its regional technical manager for North America Randall Vickery had the honor of presenting at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine’s Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center (PDRC) in Athens, Ga., U.S.
Addressing an audience of UGA Master of Avian Medicine veterinary students as well as poultry industry professionals, Vickery delivered the topic “Broiler Breeder Male Management for Best Fertility.”
Vickery stressed the importance of this topic to successful poultry breeding.
“The optimum industry mating ratio means that males influence up to nine times more chicks than females. However, males must be carefully and conscientiously managed to reach their full reproductive potential,” explains Vickery.
As a global leader in poultry genetics, Aviagen regularly shares its knowledge and best-practice management advice to benefit customers, producers, growers and a host of other poultry industry professionals. It also collaborates with customers on topics such as male management to help them get the best performance from their birds.
“We value opportunities to help expand the knowledge base of the next generation of poultry professionals. These are the people who will shape the poultry industry of tomorrow,” concludes Vickery.
About Randall Vickery
Vickery has been helping Aviagen customers reach the maximum performance potential with their broiler breeding stock since he joined the company in 2012. Before then, he worked in the areas of broiler, breeder and hatchery management with various U.S. poultry companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal, Dairy and Poultry Science from Auburn University.